London fire: Death toll soars to 30

Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said there was "a risk that sadly we may not be able to identify everybody". Six victims have been identified and the others have been located, but with dozens of people still apparently unaccounted for speculation has increased that the number of dead could hit three figures. Police say 58 people at the tower are now confirmed or presumed dead.

At least 65 residents are missing, the Sun newspaper reported Friday, and authorities say the death toll could rise further.

Police and firefighters have now reached the top of the tower in their search.

Police say the harrowing search for remains had been paused Friday because of safety concerns at the blacked tower but has resumed.

Cundy said one of the victims was a person who died in hospital.

British authorities are launching a criminal investigation into the London apartment building fire - as the death toll from the blaze has almost doubled, to 30.

Prime Minister Theresa May faced cries of "coward" and "shame on you" as she returned to the site of the devastating fire in west London on Friday after being criticised for not meeting victims in the wake of the tragedy. The British government has announced a 5 million-pound ($6.3 million) emergency fund for the victims.

Forensic experts said the fire at Grenfell was so hot it could be compared to a cremation, which is going to make it hard to identify those who lost their lives.

Health officials said 37 people were still in hospital, 17 of them in a critical condition.

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He said to HuffPost UK: "No fire alarms went off and there was no warning".

"This year, however, it is hard to escape a very sombre national mood".

"People here in the social housing know they've been neglected", she said, visibly distressed as she spoke.

May's response has been contrasted with that of Corbyn, who hugged locals at the estate during his visit on Thursday, and the royals who met residents and volunteers on Friday.

Community centers in London have been overwhelmed by the number of donations flooding in for those left homeless by a high-rise apartment building fire.

Speaking to the Guardian about the fire disaster, Miss Dent Coad, 62, who lives near the block, said yesterday: "I can't help thinking that poor quality materials and construction standards may have played a part in this ugly and unforgivable event". The refurbishment included the fitting of cladding that was "commonly used", according to the contractor responsible for the works, but which may have contributed to the fire spreading so quickly.

St. Clement's Notting Dale, a church near the tower, has turned into an informal center for people searching for friends and family.

Two nearby Underground lines were partially shut down Saturday in the fire area to make sure that debris did not land on the tracks.

The new Labour MP for Kensington brushed off criticism that she sat on the board of the company accused of ignoring fire warnings over the doomed Grenfell Tower. The package includes a guarantee to rehouse people as close as possible to where they previously lived - a poor neighborhood surrounded by extreme wealth.

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